PLAYWRITER

  • Was Shakespeare a taxdodging food hoarder? April 1, 2013

    London: Bad Bard! William Shakespeare was repeatedly dragged before the courts and fined for illegally hoarding food during times of shortage, and even threatened with jail for evading his taxes, a new study on the famous English playwright has claimed. "There was another side to Shakespeare besides the brilliant playwright...
  • Face The Nation: Has theatre lost out to TV? May 20, 2008

    India lost one of its greatest modern playwrights, Vijay Tendulkar on Sunday. Tendulkars death is almost a metaphor for the death of a certain kind of theatre, a theatre of political radicalism and passionate social commitment. With his death, perhaps that kind of theatre has died as well, for Vijay...